Rain Silverhawk 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate www.northidahosandpoint.com

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Is it just me or are the appraisals coming in low? That has been the million dollar question lately.  I had 4 homes that I had to challenge the appraisals lately.  One of them I thought was a stretch, but when we have 3 buyers wanting it at that price, it usually means we were in the ball park.  ...
Eric Boucher had a fantastic explanation on Non Warrantable condos.    You can find out if a condo is eligible for a FHA loan by going to   https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condo1.cfm I usually fill in just the zip code.  Be sure to look on the far right to make sure that it is completed and not e...
  I know this is probably a long shot, but this last week there were some buyers that stopped by my listing at 842 Kootenai Trail Naples, Idaho and my sellers showed you around.  They were so thrilled to hear your kind compliments.  They did mention though the main thing that was missing was a ni...
Thanks to Bob and Richelle Ward of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for the little reminder that we as agents often throw around real estate terms in our everyday lives that might just not make any sense to the general public. Your MLS Questions Answered  As Realtors, there are a few things ...
  Owners paid $94k and had a change of plans. Their loss is your gain. 5 level acres of trees bordering State forest land! Buy a little and play a lot.  This rural property has underground electricity and phone with year round access on plowed paved road. Sits above the aquifer for lots of water,...
Funny when I saw this request to come up with an awkward moment I realized that I had no shortage of stories.  The life of a real estate agent sure comes up with some doozies doesn't it?  My next conundrum was figuring out which weird and awkward event might be unique.  We all have the showings o...
         When asked to tell someone who we are, most of us will start off with what they do for a living a marital status, and how many children if any.  We are so much more than we could ever sum up in a few passing statistics. Recently Endre Barath, JR.asked us to write a post What event in you...
Thank you Donald Payne of Vision Realty in Colulmbus Ohio  for these wonderful insights and the fantastic presentation on meeting the typical needs of the five  different generations. Different Generations and How We Buy and Sell Real Estate   We are seeing a span of about 5 generations from the ...
Thanks John for summing this up so neatly and provides a nice road map for the buyer to follow as they buy their next home.     You're under contract, now what?          You've found a home, worked up an offer, and came to an agreement with a seller.  Once the contract is executed, it's such a re...
Frank Rubi in  Metairie, La. pointed me to this great post by Brett that might just help you figure out what money you can expect to put down on a home under the various loan programs. Before you go house hunting make sure you have enough money available to get your loan approved and your house c...

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